Celestial 48

£100,000 (Tax Paid)

Make an enquiry
  • Celestial 48
  • Celestial 48 Layout
  • Celestial 48 Cockpit
  • Celestial 48 Chart Table
  • Celestial 48 Saloon
  • Celestial 48 Galley
  • Celestial 48
  • Celestial 48 Owners Cabin Aft
  • Celestial 48 Cockpit
  • Celestial-48-on-the-wind.jpg
  • Celestial-48-family-boat.jpg
CELESTIAL 48 built in 1986, commissioned 1987 - A cutter rigged bluewater cruiser with classic lines and well-proven offshore performance. This well maintained example has been continually upgraded and underwent a major refit in 1999 including a new Perkins M92 engine, new bow thruster, new Muir electric windlass, new mast, boom and standing rigging. In addition, a new teak deck (2011), new mainsail (2015), new fuel and water tanks (2015) and much more. A sure consideration for anybody seeking a pleasing and seakindly passage maker. Please contact Ancasta Plymouth for further information and viewing arrangements.

Location: Corfu, Greece
Listing office: Plymouth

£100,000 (Tax Paid)

Boat Details

Make: Celestial
Model: 48
Year: 1987
LOA: 48ft/15m
Class: Sailing Cruiser
Hull: Glass Reinforced Plastic
Keel: Long Keel
Rig: Cutter
Engine: Single Diesel
Layout: Centre Cockpit
Berths: 8
Cabins: 3
Aft Cabins: 1
Ancasta Ref: 31545
Vessel Name: Shadey Lady
Built in 1986 by the shipyard Xamen Celestial Yacht, China and commissioned in 1987
Designers: Bryce Fuhriman/Ted Brewer
Full UK Part 1 Register No: 902142

Teak deck over balsa sandwich sub deck
GRP encapsulated deep fin keel
Centre cockpit
Wheel steering

Last antifouled: 2017
Last out of water: 2017
Last surveyed in 2004 for MCA coding

REFIT IN 1999 including:
New Perkins M92 engine + stern gear
Onan generator rebuilt
New Sleipner 7hp bow thruster
New Muir VRC2500A (1200w) anchor windlass + 60m chain + 40m rope
New mast and boom
New standing rigging
New twin carbon fibre spinnaker poles
New sails
New upholstery and headliner
New guardrails
New Avon Rib + outboard
New Galley stove
New Raymarine instruments + radar
New autopilot
Complete rewiring + plumbing
Modifications to and refinishing of internal joinery
New deck wash pump + stern anchor

2005 - Awlgrip paint to topsides
2005 - New refrigeration plant
2011 - New teak deck
2014/15 - New fuel tanks, cabin sole renewed, new mainsail, new winter cover

LOA: 14.72m / 48'3"
Beam: 4.08m / 13'4"
Draft: 1.95m / 6'4"
Reg. Tonnage: 18.64
*All figures are approximate
Detachable inner forestay
Selden aluminium mast (1999)
Selden aluminium spars
Selden aluminium boom (1999)
Stainless steel standing rigging (1999)
mainsail slab reefing
Furlex headsail furling system
Twin carbon spinnaker poles (1999)
Lazy jacks and stackpack

2 x Lewmar #55 3-speed self-tailing genoa winches
2 x Lewmar #48 2-speed self-tailing spinnaker sheet
2 x Lewmar #40 2-speed self-tailing halyard
1 x Lewmar #40 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet
1 x Lewmar #30 2-speed self-tailing reefing
2 x Lewmar #40 2-speed self-tailing furling

Quantum mainsail (2015)
Genoas (1999)
Storm jib (1999)
Trysail (1999)
Cruising chute + snuffer (2014)

Galley: U-shaped galley with two separate top loading 12v fridge/freezer with eutectic tanks, Force 10 4-burner oven/grill, double stainless steel sinks.

Saloon: L-shaped settee to port with settee opposite around drop-leaf table

Forward Guest Cabin: located in the forepeak with a double berth, hanging locker, chest of drawers and ensuite heads compartment with shower and Jabsco manual WC.

Full sized chart table to port

Walkthrough aft of chart table leads through to Owners Aft Cabin and houses access to engine/generator and pilot berth.

Owners Aft Cabin: centreline double berth (converts into twin sea berths with lee cloths), hanging lockers, shelves and ensuite heads compartment with separate shower and Jabsco manual WC.

12v/240v cabin fans
4 cylinders
Last serviced: 2017
Cruising speed: 7 knots
Maximum speed: 8.5 knots
Fresh and saltwater via heat exchanger
Newage PRM hydraulic gearbox with hydraulic power take off option
Shaft driven to Maxprop feathering propeller
Sleipner bow thruster 7hp
Rope cutter

2 x 225Ah service batteries (Sept 2017)
1 x engine start battery (Sept 2017)
1 x generator battery
Onan 6 KVA generator
Engine alternator + 130Amp service battery alternator (both serviced Sept 2017)
Victron Centaur 50 amp charger
Victron 120Amp 2000w charger/inverter
Link 10 battery monitor
Shore power with galvanic isolator
Clockwork emergency starter motor

3 x stainless steel fuel tanks (approx. 700 litres)
3 x Polypropylene water tanks (approx. 700 litres)
1 x flexible grey water tank
2 x black water tanks (60 + 60 litres)

Pressurised hot and cold water system
manual water system (currently not connected)
Water heated via engine and calorifier
Raytheon log/speed
Garmin GPS 128
Valsat 2008 Hz GPS
Simrad RD68 DSC VHF
Raymarine autopilot
Icom 435HF SSB
Raymarine echo sounder
Raytheon RL70 plus separate Furuno radar
Raymarine wind indicator
AIS receiver
Handheld VHF
NASA Weatherman
Electronic + conventional binnacle compasses
*Instruments interfaced to laptop and work as chartplotter

Rocna anchor with 60m (12mm) chain + 40m rope
Kedge anchor (spade type) with 10m chain + approx. 100m rope on reel
2 x Fisherman type + Fortress
Muir VRC 2500 (1200w) electric windlass
Quick electric windlass on stern

2 x manual bilge pumps
1 x automatic bilge pumps
5 x fire extinguishers (1 x auto + 4 x manual)
Fire blanket
Navigation lights
Pulpit + pushpit
Gas detector
Emergency tiller
Life jackets
2 x liferafts (one new 2015, one out of service date)
Safety harnesses
Radar reflector
First aid kit
Rigging cutters

Avon 3.6m rib + Tohatsu 15hp 2-stroke outboard
Warps + fenders
3 x boathooks
Engine spares
Sun awning
All over cover
Boarding ladder
Deck shower
Clock + barometer
Cutlery, crockery + utensils
240v washing machine
Gas bottles
Comprehensive spares including clockwork emergency starter motor
Only in her second ownership from new and underwent a major refit in 1999 - continually upgraded and maintained since.
She is a comfortable fast cruising boat, well travelled and sea kindly. She sleeps 6 comfortably, 8 if young. Her walk-in engine room allows good access to all machinery and is rarely found in more recent designs. Being less beamy than many modern boats you can move easily around down below when at sea. She is well ventilated making for comfort in the Mediterranean climate and her 92hp engine gives useful power when encountering steep short Mediterranean headseas. Her relatively shallow draft for a boat of this size means most harbours are accessible. Even though she is strongly built boat designed for long distance cruising, she is a delight to sail even in relatively light winds.

Sailed by previous (first) Owners across Pacific to West Coast USA, then to Alaska, then back across the Pacific to Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand and Australia. Then across the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea and via Suez Canal to the Mediterranean. Bought by us in Spain in 1998 and sailed to UK for major refit in 1999 (see separate details). Then sailed by us to Mediterranean, visiting Spain, Balearics, Croatia, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and Greece.